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Allen Varley Astin papers, 1939-1973

Author: Allen Varley Astin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, agenda, reports, studies, congressional testimony, writings, speeches, conference papers, university teaching and training course records, research data, printed matter, and photographs documenting Astin's career at the National Bureau of Standards (1928-1969), particularly as director (1952-1969), during which time the bureau was expanded and reorganized. Topics include  Read more...
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Named Person: John Astin; John Astin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Varley Astin
OCLC Number: 70983150
Language Note: Collection material in English.
Description: 25,000 items. 66 containers. 26 linear feet.

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Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, agenda, reports, studies, congressional testimony, writings, speeches, conference papers, university teaching and training course records, research data, printed matter, and photographs documenting Astin's career at the National Bureau of Standards (1928-1969), particularly as director (1952-1969), during which time the bureau was expanded and reorganized. Topics include measurement techniques relating to electric insulating materials, telemeters, electric instrumentation, and the electrification of American industry. Astin's World War II activities at the bureau in ordnance research and the development of proximity fuzes for bombs and rockets are documented as well as his service in the London office of the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development as a liason with the British armed forces. Other topics include science and public policy, international cooperation among scientists, and the metric system. Includes some material relating to the career of his son, actor John Astin.

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